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Much Needed Update


Monday, April 02, 2012

Hello to all. It's been far to long since I have checked in with my teams. Many things have happened in my life in the past few months. Here's a quick rundown!

My MIL suffered a stroke in Oct 2011. She lived in Oregon at the time so there wasn't much we could do from Arkansas to help her out, especially while my husband was busy with harvest. She entered a rehab after the stroke and began to make great strides in her recovery. The rehab hospital was less than a mile from her and her husband's home so it allowed him to visit with her very often. One day during his visit in Nov, he suffered a massive heart attack in her room and passed away. Luckily she was in the cafeteria at the time and did not have to witness everything that was going on. We were reluctant to take her out of the rehab because of insurance issues, so she stayed in Oregon until December when my husband, BIL and myself went out to settle her affairs and bring her home, which is another blog in itself! Until that time, her husband's children had been taking care of her needs. Which I am so grateful for!!!

Now we are back in Arkansas after a week in Oregon, it's the week before Christmas, I'm still not through with Christmas shopping and guess where my MIL is now going to live? If you guessed with my family, you would be correct! Luckily we had a spare bedroom for my daughter to move into and then my MIL took her room downstairs.

That's the rundown on my life for the past 4 months. A little busy and a lot stressed! I have made a mid-year's resolution though to get back with my Spark Teams! All of you make my attitude so much healthier, so I look forward to renewing friendships!

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CATLOVER110 4/5/2012 10:21PM

    Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about what you and your family have been going through. I hope things are getting a little easier as time goes by. I've been away from SparkPeople myself for months, and just came back recently. I'm glad to be back in touch with you. Take care of yourself!
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NUTINFANCY 4/3/2012 12:05PM

  Your story kind of parallels with what I've been through lately and it is very stressful. You need your friends to encourage you, not only in your weight and health, but in your everyday life. Spark mail me if you need a shoulder to cry on.
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LOPEYP 4/3/2012 6:44AM

    Wow Laura. That's a lot of stress. Sorry to hear about your MIL and FIL. I guess you have her settled in now at your house. I hope she is easy to get along with. Good luck with things. Glad that you are back!

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ROCKMAN6797 4/2/2012 11:56PM

    So glad to see you back Laura.
I was sorry to read about your MIL's stroke and her husband's untimely death. Life can be quite a challenge at times. I am glad that you are back and we look forward to your supportive comments.

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